Diff. Geom, Math. Phys., PDE Seminar: Brendan Pass

  • Date: 12/08/2016
  • Time: 16:00
Brendan Pass, University of Alberta

University of British Columbia


Mulit-to one-dimensional optimal transport


I will discuss joint work with Pierre-Andre Chiappori and Robert McCann on the Monge-Kantorovich problem of transporting a probability measure on \mathbb{R}^n to another on the real line. We introduce a nestededness criterion relating the cost to the marginals, under which it is possible to solve this problem uniquely (and essentially explicitly), by constructing an optimal map one level set at a time. I plan to discuss examples for which the nestedness condition holds, as well as some for which it fails; some of these examples arise from a matching problem in economics which originally motivated our work. If time permits, I will also briefly discuss how level set dynamics can be used to develop a local regularity theory in the nested case

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Location: ESB Room 4127 (PIMS Videoconferencing Room )